BID TO REVAMP FEDERAL PROCUREMENT DRAWS FIRE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry officials have vowed to defeat a White House regulatory proposal they allege could be used to blackball companies seeking to do business with the government, based on unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing.The proposal is particularly worrisome for wholesalers and food-service firms, many of which sell a considerable volume of products to veterans hospitals and

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry officials have vowed to defeat a White House regulatory proposal they allege could be used to blackball companies seeking to do business with the government, based on unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing.

The proposal is particularly worrisome for wholesalers and food-service firms, many of which sell a considerable volume of products to veterans hospitals and the Defense Department's commissary system, whose annual sales would place it among the

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